St. Vincent's Hospital Implements RFID (via RFID Journal)
"When nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., want to know if a patient has returned from having lab
tests, they no longer need to walk to that person's room to check. They can simply look at a large, flat-panel screen hanging over the nurse's station, where an icon indicates the patient's location. The screen's color-coded graphics also tell them when lab results are ready and whether immediate attention is required.
Such patient-tracking and real-time clinical information is possible because of a system combining RFID technology and data from the hospital's various health-information programs. Nearly two years old, the system has helped the hospital improve capacity management and enhance the quality of its care."